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Meaghan Benfeito wins FINA diving silver for Canada

Canada's Meaghan Benfeito performs a dive during the women's 10m platform preliminary round at the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Aquatics Centre August 8, 2012.


Montreal's Meaghan Benfeito capped a strong opening FINA World Series event for Canada on Sunday with a silver medal in the women's 10-metre tower.

Canada finished the competition with three silver medals. Benfeito also took silver in 10-metre synchro with Roseline Filion of Laval, Que., on Friday, while Jennifer Abel, also of Laval, was second on women's three-metre springboard on Saturday.

Olympic champion Chen Ruolin of China took the 10-metre gold with 403.75 points. Benfeito followed with 362.25 and Pandelela Rinong Pamg of Malaysia was third at 337.75.

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Filion also reached the final, placing sixth at 303.90.

The FINA World Series has expanded from four to six stops this season and is reserved for the top-ranked eight divers in the world in each event.

The next stop on the circuit begins Friday in Dubai.

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